Dikchu is a 96MW hydro power project. It is located on Dikchu river/basin in Sikkim, India. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Haridwar Infrastructure and Sneha Kinetic Power. The project is currently owned by Sneha Kinetic Power.

Dikchu is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 4.83 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 350m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The penstock length is 25m. The penstock diameter is 1.6m. The project generated 541 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Contractors involved

PES Engineers was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

GE Power India was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 48MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power India supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

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About Sneha Kinetic Power

Sneha Kinetic Power Company owns 96 MW Dikchu Hydroelectric Power Project, located on Dikchu river in Sikkim.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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